Join us as we team up with Barker River Trips for four days of Pilates and kayak instruction on the iconic Salmon River! Lead by World Champion kayaker, Devon Barker-Hicks and Pilates Instructor and Wellness Coach, Lisa Marie, on a fun filled wilderness Wellness River Retreat. By combining the beauty of the river and the movement of Pilates this retreat offers not just an adventure but an awareness of how the river moves similar to our movements. Kayaker, Lisa Marie has been teaching Pilates for over 10 years and offers a stretch/exercise repertoire called Pilates for Paddlers which will be integrated into each day of the retreat. All meals will be skillfully prepared by your guides on the banks of the river and are included in this retreat.
The lower Salmon River gorge offers a variety of experiences for the float boater. From Hammer Creek to its confluence with the Snake River (53 miles) the river falls an average of 10 feet per mile. It is a pool and drop river, offering stretches of quiet water punctuated with the roar of whitewater rapids. The canyon terrain is as varied as the river itself. The river flows through four distinct canyons: Green, Cougar, Snowhole, and Blue Canyons. In these canyons, the walls are precipitous and rocky, and the river is narrow and fast. Between the canyons the river is broader and slower, and the terrain is more open with rolling grassy slopes and rock outcroppings. There is evidence of human presence, including occasional roads and ranches. The Salmon from Hammer Creek to its confluence with the Snake has been introduced in Congress for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic River system. On this stretch of river are 21 class III rapids and two class IV rapids. This is a lot of whitewater for the miles covered.
This unique retreat is open to women of all ability levels, even if you’ve never sat in a boat! Depending on preference and skill level, there are options to paddle a hardshell (whitewater) kayak, inflatable kayak or just enjoy the scenery in a guided raft. So it’s the perfect trip if you’re already a paddler and want to bring a non-kayaker friend who may be interested in getting into this amazing sport.
Salmon River Wellness Retreat, August 4-7, 2018. 4 Days/3 Nights. $999